Street Style: The Ties That Bind Us

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“Shoemaking is an inheritance that’s handed down to us. It’s who we are and what we care about. The passion comes from our fathers and runs through our veins. From designing the model, cutting the leather, and forming the shoe, it’s an art form.” -Willan, Nisolo Master Shoemaker

There is an undeniable beauty in the art of shoemaking. The work and attention to detail that comes from a human’s hands frame this craft in a magical light. The reality that a product that can be created with the special touch of someone’s palms and fingertips gives a piece such unique and distinguished character.

These boots by Nisolo are exceptionally crafted pieces of art, made by hand in Peru. They boast exceptional comfort, travel well, and pair perfectly with a lot of my current pieces.

Most importantly, every time I slip my feet into their bed and tie their laces, I think of the human who created these stunning shoes – a connection that reminds me of the importance of all of those involved in the AWEAR community.

These intimate stories have the power to help us all share the importance of being more conscious in our clothing. What’s your favorite story to tell about something in your closet?

Cape (vintage)
Jeans (thrifted)
Shoes (by Nisolo, fairly made in Peru)

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photos by Drewfoto

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